The greatest baseball year in Brooks Robinson’s career did not produce an Orioles’ championship. More’s the pity because 55 years ago, the Hall of Fame third baseman crunched numbers that made him the American League’s Most Valuable Player.
Unranked Franklin upsets Dulaney, 7-6, for the Baltimore County boys’ lacrosse championship, ending the latter’s 73-game win streak against county foes. Tommy Montanye scores the game-winner with six seconds remaining.
Cathy Cole’s portfolio is flush with portraits of pooches whose cocked heads and wistful eyes beckon folks to read their minds. Gaze at one of her paintings long enough and you feel an urge to put a leash on it and take the portrait a walk.
They come for the hearty subs, tempting slabs of lasagna and Sicilian rice balls. Parking’s a mess, but a two-block walk whets one’s appetite. And so what if, at lunch, the serpentine ordering line spills out the front door? More time to soak in the sights and smells of DiPasquale’s Italian Market
April 28, 2000: Mike Bordick’s seventh home run helps the Orioles defeat the Texas Rangers, 4-3, before an announced 44,092 at Camden Yards. With 29 RBIs, Bordick breaks the one-month team record for RBIs by a shortstop held by Cal Ripken Jr.
On April 18, 1919, Babe Ruth, whose pitching and slugging led the Boston Red Sox to the 1918 world championship, returned to Baltimore with his club to play two exhibition games against the minor league Orioles, the team that gave him his start in baseball.